The Tetley and South Leeds
After School Art Club
The Tetley runs an After School Art Club, ‘Art Smart Superstars’, that takes place every Tuesday during school term-time. This enables a number of children from four local Primary Schools in South Leeds, St Joseph’s, New Bewerley, Hunslet Moor and Hunslet Carr, to take part in regular free creative activities at The Tetley. Each team the club undertakes a major project inspired by our programme and there are periodic displays of work created by members of the club on show at The Tetley.
Cockburn High School
The Tetley undertakes in-depth creative projects with GCSE arts students at Cockburn High School in South Leeds. The projects are inspired by our exhibitions and provide curriculum enhancement, increased support, exhibition opportunities and real-world experience of the creative industries for the students taking part.
The Tetley undertakes regular art workshops with children in the Kids Holiday Club at the Hunslet Club, a long established local youth and sports club. This has seen around a dozen professional artists conduct creative workshops in this community setting.
Dewsbury Road Art Projects
The Tetley has been working with Leeds City Council representatives in South Leeds and children from St Francis of Assisi, Hunslet Moor and New Bewerley Primary Schools to design a series of banners celebrating the area. These are now hung on lampposts on Dewsbury Road, one of the main roads into the city. This initiative has developed into a wider public art project for the area due to be delivered in 2017.
Pyramid of Arts
Pyramid of Arts are a collective of around 100 artists with and without learning disabilities who have been working together in Leeds for 25 years and are based in Holbeck. The Tetley and Pyramid have collaborated on a range of projects together, including Pyramid’s Ribblehead group working with artists Alison Andrews and Matthew Bellwood to respond to the local area around The Tetley and share ideas about journeys. Their work is exhibited at The Tetley10 – 23rd June 2016 as part of the Beyond Festival.
The Tetley recruited a Creative Apprentice from Beeston to support our programme and to provide opportunities for local people.
The Tetley hosts the annual Leeds Den Building Festival organised jointly with South Leeds charity, Together for Peace. The Tetley also delivers arts workshops at the annual Beeston Festival in Cross Flatts Park.
An arts programme for young people at The Tetley
The Tetley runs a free, regular arts activity programme for young people, particularly those aged 14 – 17, with the South Leeds community organisation, Health for All. Sessions are on Wednesdays between 4 – 5:30pm and free transport to and from The Tetley is included. For more details about taking part, please ring Libby Tinworth on: 0113 2725163
This programme is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation